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Alternative Messaging Platforms for a Post-Cambridge Analytica World
3 free alternatives to Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp that take privacy seriously. Matters of data privacy and consent to the use of personal information on messaging and social media platforms have been very much in the news, lately, following the involvement of Facebook in the scandal with Cambridge Analytica.... Read more
Firefox Quantum Review: Is it time to make the switch?
Perhaps the better question is: Is it time to switch back to Firefox? One of our staff members takes the plunge and uses Firefox Quantum for a month to see what all the fuss is about. If you’ve never used Firefox before, or you jumped ship to another browser... Read more
Software Review: HMA! Pro VPN
Browse the internet securely and anonymously, wherever you are. There are a lot of great reasons to use a VPN, or virtual private network. When traveling abroad, it can help you connect to content you subscribe to regardless of local licensing agreements. When traveling within your country, it can... Read more
The Four Best Image Viewers You Can Download For Free
We’ve handpicked four of the best free image viewers you can download today. If you’re a photographer, or simply have a lot of pictures stored on your computer, one thing you might like to download for free is a decent image viewer. An image viewer or photo viewer is... Read more
CleanMyMac 3: Powerful, Intuitive, Simple | Ad
Your Mac. As good as new. Macs are glorious machines with a fiercely loyal fan base. Super-fast and with a killer OS, it’s no wonder people fall in love with them. However, in time even the newest and fastest of Macs will begin to slow down, as it gradually... Read more
Software Review: Yandex Disk Cloud Storage
Flexible and convenient storage means you can access your files anywhere, anytime, and never lose an important document again. Raise your hand if you still have a box of floppy disks tucked away in the back of closet. Now raise your hand if you also have no way to... Read more
Avant Browser: Often Overlooked Genius Alternative To Internet Explorer 
Avant Browser is one of the most popular open source web browsers that most people have never heard of.  Avant is something a strange hybrid of a beast however, being that it is built on Internet Explorer. But you shouldn’t let that put you off because Avant has some nifty features under its belt. The best... Read more
KMPlayer Review: Brilliant Versatile Lightweight Media Player 
Perfect for advanced users who want something different from the crowd, and a good choice for novices as well.   It would be easy to paint the latest release of KMPlayer from Pandora as just another free ad-supported media player, and that’s because in many ways that’s exactly what it is. But it’s also... Read more
Software Review: SeaMonkey All-In-One Web Browser
Latest release of the all-in-one Internet suite builds on the same Mozilla platform as Firefox 52.7.3 ESR, and includes HTML5, hardware acceleration and improved JavaScript speed. When Netscape first appeared on the scene decades ago, most users were probably too thrilled to even be on the internet to worry... Read more
Avast SecureLine review: Totally Secure VPN With Total Privacy Powered By AI
Stop worrying about hackers on public Wi-Fi, advertisers tracking everything you do online, and content blocks whenever you’re in the ‘wrong country’. Enjoy the internet your way, with Avast SecureLine. In short, Avast SecureLine is one of the best reasonably priced options out there for anyone considering using a VPN... Read more
Software Review PowerDVD18
Optimized for 4K DHR PowerDVD18 plays much more than just DVDs and Blu-rays. This year’s CyberLink PowerDVD is here, and as you would expect it’s still a fantastic solution for anyone wanting to play media at its highest quality. In essence, PowerDVD is the sort of premium media player... Read more
Four Great Alternatives To Microsoft Office
Microsoft Office is the most popular suite of productivity tools in the world, but it’s not the only player in the game. Check out our awesome free office software alternatives. It’s fair to say, when it comes to productivity tools, the term is synonymous with the suite of software... Read more
SoundTap Audio Recorder Review: Record All Audio On Your Computer
This brilliant little audio recorder is a gem of a piece of software and is completely free for non-commercial users. SoundTap Audio Recorder is a tool that lets you freely record just about any audio played through your Windows computer into mp3 or wav files. Put simply, if it’s... Read more
GOM Player Plus Software Review
Watch 4k videos; 360 degree VR video and more, with no ads. There’s an entire world of desktop video players out there, each offering a few standard features and a few specific bonuses unique to that title. The worldwide library of software titles available means individual users can find... Read more
IObit Uninstaller: Remove Unwanted Software Fast!
Any Software, Uninstalled Completely, In Seconds. What’s not to like? The standard Add/Remove uninstaller that comes with Windows is a decent enough little tool from Microsoft, that for the most part does it’s job, but let’s face it, it’s not great. More often than not it leaves trace elements... Read more
Six Of The Best MP3 Converters You Can Download for Free
There’s a huge range of free MP3 converter software available for download. Here’s our take on six of the very best. Keeping up with various file extension types can be a headache. However, with MP3 converter software you can do your best to make sure your media is always... Read more
Record High Quality Audio With Recordify
Easily record MP3 or FLAC audio files with Recordify. There are a lot of reasons why you might need to record music files from your device, such as for incorporating into a presentation, saving for later use in case of files crashing, losing all your files to hard drive or... Read more
Create Stand-Out Presentations With Prezi Classic
We review a real challenger to Microsoft PowerPoint’s crown.  For ages, PowerPoint by Microsoft has been one of the mainstays of presentation software. What was once a sought-after skill for employment has become an assumption, just a basic understanding that tech users of every skill level can generate some... Read more